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Class Testimonial 

What a fantastic time Sam had yesterday - thank you so much! From the moment we went in, it felt welcoming and a totally child lead experience where he was able to move freely to choose what he wanted to interact with beautiful materials and very relaxing - Sam is looking forward to the next session already! Thank you again, Shannan I will be recommending Māia to everybody with little people.

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What we offer

Discover a world of child-led play, learning and meaningful engagement for your little ones at Maia Purposeful Play. Our mission is to nurture curious minds and foster holistic development through child-led, interactive and carefully planned play experiences.


From sensory play to imaginative play and creative exploration, we offer a range of thoughtfully curated experiences that spark imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote social skills. Our carefully designed activities are aimed at enhancing children's cognitive, emotional, and physical development while making every moment a memorable adventure.

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Purposeful Play Classes

 Maia's 60-minute classes offer a range of sensory activities and messy play that is stimulating and engaging for babies on the move up to around five years of age.

You will find us weekly in Ballisodare Community Centre, Sligo and in various pop-up locations across the Northwest of Ireland.

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Children's Workshops

We come to you! Early Years Services, Primary Schools, School Age Child Services or for private and corporate events. These workshops are planned with you to meet the age ranges, interest and abilities of the children attending. For educational services, lesson plans are provided to reflect the set-up on the day. The plan outlines learning outcomes related to Aistear, the Early Years Curriculum Framework and The Primary School Curriculum Links.

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Educator Workshops

Designed to inspire educators to create simple, open-ended and purposeful play opportunities which meet the children’s interests and supports their development. At Maia, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and willingness to customise the content to precisely suit the preferences and needs of those attending.

We are flexible to meet your needs!
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